My name is Magdalena Rutkowska. I have been completely blind since I was six.
I haven't got both retinas. Having no sight is a big hurdle in life, but the other senses, especially touch and hearing, allow me to function and be a happy woman.
I have a guide dog, a lovely German Shepherd.
I love animals. I have been rehabilitating dogs and cats since 2003. Here you can find more information about animal massage.
I like cooking and I'm a vegan.
I like reading audio books and listening to music. I’m interested in art, news from the world of science, zoology, archaeology, ethnology, and history. Obtaining information is very easy for me with my iPhone and computer using Voice Over. The technology available for the blind is essential for me.
Art is my job, but also a passion. I can create beautiful things, express feelings, emotions and ideas, or just show other people that the world is interesting. I'm pleased to give people the joy of watching and touching my pictures.
Art is a great way of integration.
Pictures are created on canvas or thick cardboard. To create the shapes I use strips of paper, as well as openwork elements. They have different lengths, widths, weights, textures and colours. By twisting, folding and curling the paper strips with my fingers. I can reproduce the shapes and forms. I have created in my imagination in the first place. The strips are immediately glued together or bonded to the background.
I still remember what the colours, objects, flowers, and animals look like. Sometimes when I do not know what an object looks like, my partner gives me an audio description or print prepared on special paper to help me visualize the objects. All photos of my works are prepared by my partner, my love.
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